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I have an Xbox 360 and a PS3.

by scotvst / April 26, 2013 1:55 PM PDT

Can I use a Digital Optical Splitter between the consoles and my Turtle Beach DXP21 headphones so I don't have to manually switch the cable from one console to the other?

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Maybe
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 26, 2013 2:21 PM PDT

I've seen folk claim it does or does not work. So it appears you have to try it and see.
Bob

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So long as
by Jimmy Greystone / April 27, 2013 2:15 AM PDT

So long as both of them aren't on at the same time, it SHOULD work. It should work even if both are on, but sometimes you find so-called splitters are more like repeaters, and multiple signals will just end up causing problems.

Otherwise, maybe consider just getting a second cheap optical cable from the likes of Monoprice -- the way optical audio works, there's basically no difference between a $5 Monoprice cable and a $50 Monster cable, the same goes for HDMI as well. Things like gold plating would only help if you have a cable right at the outside edge of the maximum length supported by the specification, because HDMI is a digital connection so it either works or it doesn't, there's not all kinds of wiggle room like old analog connections -- then you have one cable connected to each console and change it at the headset where it's much easier than reaching behind one of the consoles.

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It used to do this and it works fine.
by James_Carlson / August 19, 2013 8:52 AM PDT

It doesn't though if you have both on (duh) the screen gets weird and the 2 consoles seem to blur together. Cool in a way.

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